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Intelect Shortwave 400

Indications: General Shortwave therapy is the application of electromagnetic energy to the body at shortwave frequencies. Shortwave therapy equipment normally uses 27.12 MHz to produce the desired ...



Shortwave therapy is the application of electromagnetic energy to the body at shortwave frequencies. Shortwave therapy equipment normally uses 27.12 MHz to produce the desired deep heating effect on the tissues of the body.At these frequencies, electromagnetic energy is converted to thermal energy by the induction of circulating currents in the insulating tissue. The heating effect produced by Shortwave diathermy aids the healing process by generating heat deep within the tissue resulting in numberous benifical effects.Shortwave therapy is indicated for the following:

A. Osteoarthritis

Definition: Chronic joint disorders (knee, hip, shoulder, elbow, hand, foot and mandibular joints)
Goal of treatment: Analgesia, tone reduction, stimulation of perfusion

B. Chronic polyarthritis of the hip and shoulder Joints 

Definition: Inflammation of more than one joint
Goal of treatment: Pain relief, lessening of inflammation

C. Achillodynia 

Definition: Irritation of the Achilles tendon
Goal of treatment: Stimulation of perfusion, elimination of functionally- impaired contractures, analgesia, trophic improvement

D. Bechterew's disease 
Definition: Inflammatory, stiffening disorder of the spine and of the major joints
Goal of treatment: Pain relief, local stimulation of perfusion, alleviation of muscular tension

E. Bursitis 
Definition: Bursal synovitis
Goal of treatment: Normal function without irritation

F. Distortions, dislocations, contusions 
Definition: Twisted joints, overextended joints, sprains, dislocations (luxation), crushing, injury due to brute force (contusion), always consider the possibility of fracture
Goal of treatment: Pain relief, local stimulation of perfusion hematoma resorption, luxations must first be setand immobilized until capsules are healed

G. Epicondylitis 
Definition: Tennis elbow, inflammation of tendon attachments on cubital or radial part of elbow joint (humeral)
Goal of treatment: Pain relief, elimination of irritation

H. Facial paralysis (peripheral) 
Definition: Paralysis of the nervus facialis
Goal of treatment: Accelerated healing, facilitation of new innervation

I. Fracture 
Definition: Broken bones
Goal of treatment: Accelerated callus formation, especially in case of fractures that heal poorly

J. Intercostal neuralgia
Definition: Nerve pain. Acute, painful irritation starting from the thoracic spine; Possible causes of this are nerve root compressions and acute blockages in the area of the kinetic elements or the joint faces of the vertebral bodies
Goal of treatment: Pain relief

K. Ischialgia 
Definition: Pain in ending of nervus ischiadicus, always radicular, usually caused by damaged intervertebral disc
Goal of treatment: Analgesia, tone reduction, hyperaemisation of the affected muscles

L. Contracture 
Definition: Loss of motion in a joint due to the shortening of soft tissue
Goal of treatment: Physiological joint motion and muscle length

M. Lumbago 
Definition: Muscle pain in the lumbar region, lumbar rheumatism
Goal of treatment: Elimination of the painful muscle tension, tone reduction

N. Myalgia 

Definition: Muscle pain
Goal of treatment: Freedom from pain, full muscular function, tone reduction

O. Neuralgia / neuritis 
Definition: Nerve pain, nerve inflammation
While neuritis is characterized by clear symptoms of dysfunction, neuralgia refers to conditions where pain is primary, normally during the night
Goal of treatment: Pain relief, acceleration of healing and regeneration without loss of function, inflammation stop

P. Frozen shoulder 
Definition: Shoulder pain accompanied by limitation of movement
Goal of treatment: Freedom from pain, stimulation of perfusion, full joint movement

Q. Periostitis 

Definition: Cortical osteitis
Goal of treatment: Pain relief, inflammation stop

R. Raynaud ́s disease 
Definition: Acute arterial blood supply in the fingers (angiospasms)
Goal of treatment: Reduction of the frequency, intensity and duration of the attacks

S. Spondylosis / osteochondrosis 
Definition: Arthrosis of the vertebral bodies
Degeneration of the intervertebral discs
Goal of treatment: Freedom from affliction, retardation of degeneration, muscle relaxation, stimulation of perfusion

T. Sudeck ́s dystrophy 
Definition: Fracture disorder, healing decompensation. Dystrophy refers to a dystrophic alteration of the extremities occurring especially after fractures and operations
Goal of treatment: Slow, careful improvement of the metabolism of the extremity; Prevention of atrophy and stiffness of joints

U. Tendovaginitis 
Definition: Inflammation of tendon and sheath; Painful grating or chafing of the affected tendon after overstraining or dull trauma
Goal of treatment: Inflammation stop, pain relief, free movement function

V. Cervical syndrome 
Definition: Post-traumatic neck syndrome; Refers to afflictions beginning in the cervical spine that can emanate into the shoulder muscles or arms 
Goal of treatment: Pain relief, stimulation of perfusion, specific relaxation and stretching of tense muscle groups

Dosage Levels according to Schliephake

  • Dosage 1: No perceptible heat (athermal, subliminal)
  • Dosage 2: Slight warming (heat just perceptible)
  • Dosage 3: Pleasantly warm (pleasant, tolerable perception of warmth)
  • Dosage 4: Strong warming (strong but still tolerable perception of heat)
  • Utilizing the auto-tuning feature, precise output power up to 400 watts continuous mode is achieved
  • Uniform output power is constantly displayed on the screen, giving the treating therapist full visual awareness
  • Continuous and pulsed modes selectable
  • Ouput power: 400 W max in continuous mode, 1000 W max in pulsed mode
  • Pulse duration: 200-400 µsec
  • Pulse frequency: 10-300 Hz
  • Multilingual software
  • Variety of capacitive and inductive electrodes available
  • Electrode Placement Images: 24 Clinical Protocols and 20 User Protocols
  • Adjustable electrode arms
  • 2-year warranty
  • Indicator discharge tube
  • User Manual on CD
  • Electrode arms (2x)
  • 120 mm capacitive electrodes (2x)
Main Power 115-230 VAC~ 50/60 Hz
Electrical Safety Class Class1, Type BF
Safety Tests BS EN 60601-1, 60601-2-3
Dimensions 41 x 42 x 97 cm
Weight 60 kg